Conflicts of an Urban Age opens at the Venice Biennale

27 May 2016

Conflicts of an Urban Age, a Special Project of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition realised by La Biennale di Venezia, opens today in Venice. Curated by LSE Cities, it is part of the Urban Age programme jointly organised by the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. It explores patterns of urban growth between 1990 and 2015 and asks how we can apply the lessons of these twenty-five years to the future of cities. In the context of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that will be held in Quito, Ecuador on 17-20 October 2016, the exhibition documents the transformation of fishing villages into megacities and examines how 5 billion urban dwellers can be accommodated by 2030. It runs from May 28th – November 27th 2016.